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CCM GP450 Adventure Coming Stateside
UK motorcycle manufacturer, CCM, says it will soon begin the process of homologating the company’s GP450 Adventure model for distribution within the US. The process should be completed by the end of 2014 with the bike available for sale by early 2015.
CCM, acronym for Clews Competition Machines, is the brainchild of Alan Clews, a Trials and Scrambles rider who enjoyed success in the late ’60s. CCM was founded in ’71 with the first motorcycles constructed out of Clews’ garage in Bolton, UK. The GP450 began development five years ago and launched to the UK public in 2013. The bike is currently for sale in the UK, Europe, Canada and within a year, the US.
Weighing a scant 287 pounds dry (claimed), CCM says the GP450 Adventure is the first motorcycle constructed with a Bond-Lite chassis. Basically, instead of welding which can fatigue metal, the 13 forged aluminum, CNC machined components comprising the GP450′s chassis are bonded together. CCM claims the bonded chassis is a lighter-weight design compared to welding, and also provides predictable flex and better handling.
The GP450 Adventure currently retails for £7,995 ($13,234) in the UK. Models can be purchased directly through the company’s website, but CMC is developing its dealer network everywhere the bike is sold.
For more information on CCM and the GP450 Adventure, check out www.ccm-motorcycles.com.